Womens Health

Left sided pain and bicornuate uterus

I recently had an ultrasound because of left sided pelvic pain. Of course during the ultrasound they found all kinds of interesting little things, including a cyst (only 2.6 cm) on my left side.

This could cause pain, but at this size it may be a physiologic cyst that goes away after another menstrual cycle or two. Your doctor will probably just "observe" it.

Also the report said "the uterine myometrial thickness appears more prominent on the right than the left although no second endometrial stipe is seen to suggest a bicornuate uterus. This could, however, represent a developmental anomaly only partially formed."

Several years ago (11) I had a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) as a part of an infertility work up, and " possible bicornuate uterus" was listed on that as well. My doctor at the time dismissed it because I had one child born at 37 weeks. From what I know of a bicornuate uterus...why would it have a second endometrial stripe?

The inside of a bicornuate uterus is usually "heart shaped". The middle of the top indentation of the "heart" can just be a dimple or can go all the way down to the bottom (point) of the heart.

The distance the septum that goes down would determine how much of the height (length on ultrasound) is divided into two cavities. The most common of the bicornuate uteri don't have much of a second cavity and then it's only at the top of the uterus.

Also if I did have this would it be visible during a laparoscopy. I had a lap 11 yrs ago as well.

Sometimes it is if the exterior of the uterus is divided. Usually it isn't however.

Anyway I have since found out that you can indeed carry a baby to term with a bicornuate uterus.

Yes, often.

Pain after C-Section

I had a c-section last June, and in December of last year I began to experience pain in the lower left side of my abdomen. The pain usually begins a day or two after my period ends,

After it ends or begins? How long does your period last? In other words if you have a 5 day period, the pain is starting on day 6 or 7 after the period starts, is that correct?


Table of Contents
1. Pelvic Pain Overview
2. Left sided pelvic pain
3. Upper quadrant pain
4. Abdominal bloating
5. Adenomyosis
6. Ovulatory pain
7. Bicornuate uterus
8. Pain after a c-section
9. Pain and orgasm
10. Causes of painful sex
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